Exposé Online banner

Dirk Serries — Disorientation Flow
(Projekt 316, 2015, CD)

by Peter Thelen, Published 2016-01-22

Disorientation Flow Cover art

The artist formerly known as vidnaObmana has returned to his floating ambient style on this follow-up to his 2014 release The Origin Reversal. Serries has created a reflective and introspective soundworld in five discrete pieces, each of which unfolds slowly, organically bridging the mind and spirit in an epic flow of beauty and consciousness. The improvised soundscapes herein are at once delicate and intense, realized only using electric guitars as a source, with numerous effects and loops added, achieving a sound occasionally reminiscent of bowed strings that move endlessly along a circular path, overlapping and folding into one another. Serries’ masterful mixing of these sonic elements brings about a slow evolution of melodic shades, colors and textures that bring forth a sense of warmth, emotion, peace and inner resonance as the spirit flows outward into an otherworldly panorama. As sounds and textures change, repeat, and slowly cycle, the listener may find themselves drifting, floating, and falling into a magical abyss of seductive sensations. Every track starts with a long slow fade in and ends with a long slow fade out, but finds a new beginning at another starting point in the same extended soundworld. Hit the auto-repeat button and this cycle can go on for hours, or forever if you like.


Filed under: New releases, 2015 releases

Related artist(s): Dirk Serries / Vidna Obmana / Fear Falls Burning

Latest news

2018-09-29
Marty Balin RIP – One of the architects of the 60s psychedelic sound of San Francisco has died at the age of 76. Marty Balin was a singer, songwriter, and guitarist who was one of the founders of Jefferson Airplane. After the split of the original Airplane, Balin went on to form the highly successful Jefferson Starship. » Read more

2018-09-25
Help the Psychic Equalizer Avoid Extinction – Last year we reviewed the debut album by Psychic Equalizer, a musical project of Hugo Selles. He's now working on the ambitious follow-up to that release, and is seeking funding from listeners around the world. » Read more

2018-09-05
Krautrock Documentary Seeks Funding – The next installment of the Progressive Warriors documentary series will focus on the vast body of music that falls under the banner of "krautrock." As most of our readers will know, previous films have tackled RIO and the Canterbury scene, as well as what we might call "mainstream" prog rock. » Read more

2018-07-31
Tomasz Stańko RIP – Tomasz Stańko, one of the greats of Eastern European jazz, has died at the age of 76. Stańko's career started in Krzysztof Komeda's quintet, where he contributed trumpet from 1963-1967, when he formed his own group. He worked extensively with Edward Vesala, Don Cherry, Zbigniew Seifert, Chico Freeman, Howard Johnson, Cecil Taylor, and many others. Many of his recordings have been released by ECM, an association that began in the mid-70s. » Read more

2018-07-09
Soft Machine Set to Release New Music – It's been 50 years since The Soft Machine changed the face of music with their first album. Their blend of psychedelic rock and jazz was unique, and while the band went through many changes before disbanding in 1981 — by which time there were no original members remaining — they remained an innovative force with a style all their own. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Cédric Vuille - #804 Center Street – A founding member of the Swiss ensemble Debile Menthol, then of L’Ensemble Rayé, Cédric Vuille is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist. In the liner notes he writes about when, at age 17 and...  (2008) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues